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Winter paradise on the Tschätte circular trail

Short facts

  • start: Lenk/Betelberg
  • destination: Lenk/Betelberg
  • medium
  • 4,98 km
  • 2 hours
  • 220 m
  • 2001 m
  • 1826 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Panoramic circular hiking trail on the periphery of the Lenk–Betelberg ski area. The view of the Wildstrubel and Plaine-Morte massifs is magnificent, but the view of the rugged furrowed slopes of the Stübleni is equally impressive. Green poles and, at junctions, additional green signposts mark the route and demarcate the hiking trail from the slope area.

No climbing is required to reach the Leiterli: the Lenk–Betelberg gondola lift will ferry you quickly and comfortably up onto the Betelberg, the starting point for this circular hike. The hiking trail sets off from the eastern side of the top station building. From here you will keep heading uphill in a southerly direction; after 10 minutes you will reach the highest point of the Betelberg ski area, the Leiterli.

From the Leiterli, a gentle descent in a south-westerly direction along the slope will take you to Tschätte. On the nearby Stoss, the winter hiking trail to Stoss branches off to the left, whilst the Leiterli circular trail continues to the right.

It now descends quite steeply towards the Läger, taking a slight bend beneath the mountain lodge and then runs alongside the forest without deviating significantly in altitude.

General information

Directions

Lenk/Betelberg - Leiterli - Steinstoss - Tschätte - Haslerberg - Lenk/Betelberg

Safety Guidelines

This route passes along well-marked winter hiking trails.

Equipment

We recommend the following items: Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots, light to medium rucksack, protection against the cold, sun protection, hiking poles, first-aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.

Getting there

To Lenk and the gondola lift bottom station via Wimmis and Zweisimmen.

Parking

Car parking is available at the bottom station.

Public transit

Getting there and back: By train to Lenk via Spiez and Zweisimmen. 12-minute walk to the bottom station of the Betelberg gondola lift. Take the gondola lift to the top station.

Literature

Wandervorschlag aus dem Wanderbuch Schneepfade im Berner Oberland, Wanderbuchreihe der BWW.

Maps

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1266 Lenk 1:25’000, bestellen unter: www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional Information

Verein Berner Wanderwege, Bern, Tel.: 031 340 01 01, E-Mail: [email protected], Homepage: www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Pavings

  • Path (6%)
  • Hiking Trail (22%)
  • Unknown (71%)

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